Northern Ireland Marks 50 Years Since Bloody Sunday
LONDON — Family of these killed and injured on Bloody Sunday marched in Northern Eire to mark 50 years since one of many deadliest days within the battle often called The Troubles.
13 folks had been killed and 15 others injured when British troopers fired on civil rights protesters on Jan. 30, 1972, within the metropolis of Derry, also called Londonderry.
Tons of made their manner Sunday to the Bloody Sunday Monument for the annual memorial service and wreath-laying ceremony.
Britain’s authorities apologized in 2010 after an official inquiry discovered that the troopers fired with out justification on unarmed, fleeing civilians after which lied about it for many years. The report refuted an preliminary investigation that occurred quickly after the slayings that mentioned the troopers had been defending themselves in opposition to Irish Republican Military bombers and gunmen.
One former British soldier was charged in 2019 within the killing of two of the protesters and the harm of 4 others.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson instructed Parliament on Wednesday that Bloody Sunday was “one of many darkest days in our historical past” and that the nation “should study from the previous.”
Irish President Michael D. Higgins is predicted to ship a message to affected households later Sunday.